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Terre Haute, Indiana

Given all the attention we’ve given the Southeast the last couple of days, rightfully, let’s take a look at what’s happening in Indiana!

At 353pm EDT, the temperature at Terre Haute, IN was 56 degrees under fair skies. High pressure over the Midwest/OH Valley is keeping the area dry and quiet today, behind a cold front that’s helping to sweep Michael through the Mid-Atlantic and out into the ocean. A disturbance over the Four Corners region looks to eject out into the Central Plains tomorrow morning. This disturbance will shift through the area Friday evening, bringing some scattered rain showers with it as it moves through. Activity should trail off by the late-evening hours and Saturday sees another area of high pressure move in. Temperatures will perk up a few degrees Saturday with sunshine becoming more abundant in the afternoon.

Friday: Increasing clouds, few evening showers. High 49, Low 35.
Saturday: Clouds clear out during early morning, afternoon sun. High 54, Low 33.

TWC: Friday: Afternoon light rain. High 53, Low 36.
Saturday: Sunny. High 56, Low 34.

AW: Friday: Partial sunshine, a little rain in the evening. High 51, Low 34.
Saturday: Times of clouds and sun; cool. High 55, Low 32.

NWS: Friday: Patchy frost then chance of rain. High 51, Low 36.
Saturday: Few early morning showers, then becoming sunny. High 55, Low 37.

WB: Friday: 50% chance of rain. High 49, Low 38.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 55, Low 37.

WN: Friday: Partly cloudy with patchy frost. High 51, Low 36.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with patchy frost. High 55, Low 37.

FIO: Friday: Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon, isolated evening shower. High 49, Low 34.
Saturday: Partly cloudy throughout the day. High 55, Low 34.

It’s fairly quiet in the Midwest today, though that’ll change a bit tomorrow. We can also see Michael ripping its way through the Mid-Atlantic, bringing additional rains to an already water-logged region.

Florence, Alabama

Today we’re visiting Alabama for the second straight day! We’re gonna stay in the far northern part of the state though today, let’s see how the weekend is shaping up!

At 853pm CDT, the temperature at Florence, AL was 75 degrees under fair skies. High pressure is nosing it’s way over the Deep South currently, and with a front draped across the Central US, there really isn’t much synoptically going on in N AL. Some airmass thunderstorms look to pop up tomorrow afternoon but looks like they’ll stay off to the north before conditions settle down for the late evening. More of the same is anticipated for Sunday, but there’s a slightly better chance at some isolated activity sneaking its way into the Florence area. No washouts are expected, but keep a wary eye on the afternoon sky in case you have some outdoor plans.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 89, Low 67.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, some isolated afternoon showers possible. High 90, Low 65.

TWC: Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 91, Low 69.
Sunday: Afternoon thunderstorms. High 90, Low 68.

AW: Saturday: Mostly sunny; warm and humid. High 91, Low 68.
Sunday: Mostly sunny; warm and humid. High 90, Low 66.

NWS: Saturday: Patchy fog then partly sunny. High 91, Low 68.
Sunday: Mostly sunny then slight chance of showers. High 90, Low 67.

WB: Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 90, Low 69.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 90, Low 69.

WN: Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 91, Low 68.
Sunday: Partly cloudy with isolated showers. High 90, Low 67.

FIO: Saturday: Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening. High 88, Low 67.
Sunday: Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening. High 88, Low 65.

Once again, it’s super quiet tonight around the TN Valley, while the Midwest and Plains remain active along a slow-moving cold front.

Elkhart, Indiana to Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Today’s road trip will be just under 700-miles and take 2 days to cover, as we venture from N Indiana to the heart of Alabama

DAY ONE

A stationary front is sitting over Northern Indiana, keeping chances of rain in the area as we depart southward in the morning. Conditions should improve as we pass Indianapolis, with drier conditions expected over the southern half of the state but cloudy skies remain. We’ll be fine as we pass by Louisville but additional showers and thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon as we continue southward through Kentucky. Chances for inclement weather continues into the evening as we make way for Nashville, our stop for the night.

DAY TWO

Chances for some morning showers are possible in the Nashville area as we continue our southward trek. Conditions should improve by the time we make it to Alabama, but a few spotty early afternoon thundershowers are possible as we make our way past Birmingham and eventually into Tuscaloosa.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Today we take a look at what the weather will be like in Tuscaloosa, home of one of the best college football programs of the last decade. Will the weekend be nice for the Crimson Tide?

At 1053pm CDT, the temperature at Tuscaloosa, AL was 74 degrees under fair skies. Weak high pressure is found over much of the Southeast US/Deep South as a storm system shuffles through the Upper Midwest and the Plains. Some afternoon shower/thunderstorm activity could develop over the TN Valley Friday afternoon, but activity should stay off to the north before it dissipates in the evening. Saturday looks to be quiet once again over the region with shower activity shunting off a bit further north to the OH Valley. Looks like a couple of enjoyable days!

Friday: Increasing clouds in afternoon then clears overnight. High 89, Low 71.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 90, Low 68.

TWC: Friday: Partly cloudy, isolated shower possible. High 92, Low 71.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 92, Low 69.

AW: Friday: Mostly sunny; warm and humid. High 91, Low 70.
Saturday: Partly sunny; hot, humid. High 91, Low 68.

NWS: Friday: Patchy fog then mostly sunny. High 91, Low 71.
Saturday: Sunny. High 92, Low 70.

WB: Friday: Partly cloudy. High 91, Low 71.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 91, Low 71.

WN: Friday: Partly cloudy. High 91, Low 71.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 92, Low 70.

FIO: Friday: Clear throughout the day. High 90, Low 69.
Saturday: Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening. High 89, Low 69.

The Southeast is extremely quiet this evening, with just some thunderstorms waaaaay out over the Gulf of Mexico. Quiet weather looks to be in store for much of the weekend!

Stormy In Massachusetts

As expected, afternoon rain and thunderstorms moved into the Pittsfield area associated with a cold front. Some light rains lingered after midnight, but cleared out by morning and temperatures warmed into the 60s. Overcast skies and the midday rains kept the temperatures down for Tuesday, which was the bulk of the error in temperatures during this forecast. Weatherbug narrowly edged out V-W for the win by a single point.

Tuesday: Rain in afternoon hours. High 59, Low 53.
Wednesday: Early morning rain shower. High 64, Low 51.
Forecast Grade: B-

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Today we head to far western Massachusetts, home of the Berkshires! Let’s see what the next couple days have in store for some foliage viewing!

At 1054pm EDT, the temperature in Pittsfield, MA was 54 degrees under overcast skies. An area of low pressure is shifting through the Eastern Great Lakes and trailing a cold front down into the Ohio Valley. This low pressure is expected to shift through the Northeast and New England throughout the day Tuesday, bringing periods of moderate to heavy rains to western MA. Shower activity should trail off during the overnight hours and with high pressure building over the area Wednesday, a fairly decent day looks to be in store!

Tuesday: All-day rain chances, better chance of afternoon thunderstorms. High 68, Low 52.
Wednesday: Showers trailing off shortly after midnight. Clouds clear out by afternoon. High 65, Low 51.

TWC :Tuesday: Afternoon thunderstorms. High 67, Low 53.
Wednesday: Cloudy. High 64, Low 57.

AW: Tuesday: A little rain. High 66, Low 54.
Wednesday: Clouds and sun; pleasant. High 66, Low 59.

NWS: Tuesday: Chances of showers early, then heavier afternoon rains. High 65, Low 52.
Wednesday: Isolated early morning showers, then partly sunny. High 67, Low 58.

WB: Tuesday: Chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 65, Low 53.
Wednesday: Partly sunny. High 63, Low 52.

WN: Tuesday: Cloudy with light showers. High 65, Low 50.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 67, Low 57.

FIO: Tuesday: Rain starting in the afternoon. High 70, Low 53.
Wednesday: Rain overnight. High 66, Low 52.

Rain showers are shifting through the region, with heavier ones on the way moving in midday.

Santa Barbara, California to Lancaster, Pennsylvania

We embark on a week-long, 2,738 mile, cross-country road trip, right as weather gets busy in the Southwest. Juuuust peachy.

DAY ONE

We get an early start on the day as we’re playing a race of sorts on Monday. Tropical Storm Rosa is heading towards Baja California and looks to impact the Desert Southwest over the next couple of days. Rain streaming ahead of the storm is already impacting Arizona. Quiet weather is expected for our departure out of Santa Barbara towards Los Angeles, and continues as we head north on I-15 into the Mojave Desert. We head eastward on I-40 and will be following this interstate for quite a while and we’ll start to see some scattered shower activity in the afternoon as we cross over into Arizona. As the evening progresses, we’ll see an increase in shower activity and perhaps some embedded thunderstorms as we make our way to Flagstaff, our stop after the long day.

DAY TWO

The remnants of Rosa are shifting into Arizona this morning, so our start out of Flagstaff will be off to a slow start. On the plus side, the lions share of the heavy rains are getting caught up in the mountains to the south. However, it will still be a messy start to the day as we head out of Flagstaff towards Gallup, NM. The further east we go, the more the weather improves as the rain mostly heads northward into Utah. By the time we reach Albuquerque, the rain should have come to an end. The rest of the afternoon and evening should be fairly quiet as we end the day in Tucumcari, NM.

DAY THREE

Today should be a fairly easy day overall! Low pressure intensifying over the Northern Plains will cause much angst to those from Montana to Minnesota, but with a nose of high pressure extending into the Southern Plains, it should be enough to keep the rain chances away. We could probably see some increased southerly winds during the afternoon as southerly flow feeds the low pressure off north. We cruise on by Oklahoma City in the afternoon and settle in Tulsa for the night.

DAY FOUR

As low pressure continues to explosively develop and shifts into Canada, the cold front trailing this system is dropping into the Mid-MS River Valley and Central Plains. We still expect dry weather as we head out of Tulsa northeastward on I-44, but as we head past Springfield, MO and head further into Missouri, we’ll get closer to encountering showers and perhaps a few thunderstorms along the front. It looks like the activity will hold off to the north of our route long enough to make it to St. Louis, but the threat will remain for the rest of the evening as we head into Effingham, IL for the night.

DAY FIVE

Today will be an abbreviated day of sorts, as we’re only traveling 350 miles to Columbus, OH. But as a new area of low pressure begins to intensity over the Midwest, scattered shower activity looks to develop over the OH Valley throughout the morning. Heavier activity will remain off to the north of our route, but don’t be surprised if we see a stray thunderstorm over OH before we read our destination for the day.

DAY SIX

A cold front will be hot on our heels today as we continue eastward on I-70 then get onto I-76, which will take us the rest of the way. We could see some morning shower activity, but dry weather is expected for much of the day. An approaching cold front will continue to trail us, bringing showers and thunderstorms to OH and NW PA, but luckily it’ll be just slow enough so our final push into Lancaster should be largely an easy task. We’ve made it!

Fayetteville, North Carolina to Gadsden, Alabama

Today we embark on a one-day road trip, from eastern NC to northern AL. It’ll be a lengthy day, will the weather cooperate with us getting to Alabama in a timely manner?

A nose of high pressure is extending over the Carolinas into parts of the Deep South, so our day should start off dry and mostly sunny. The weather shouldn’t be an issue as we get into Georgia, the main issue will be hoping the roads we need to be open to get out of NC are actually open, considering rivers continue to crest with catastrophic flooding continuing over the Eastern Carolinas. A cold front is pushing into the OH Valley tomorrow evening, trailing back into the Southern Plains, but should remain far enough off to the northwest as to not adversely affect our final push towards Gadsden. A couple spotty showers may sprinkle the landscape, but nothing too concerning.

Anniston, Alabama to Weirton, West Virginia

As Florence continues to bear down on the Eastern Seaboard, we’re taking a 2-day road trip from northern Alabama to extremely northern West Virginia. Why are we driving into the possible future path of Florence? Heck if we know.

DAY ONE

High pressure controls the Great Lakes down into the Deep South, keeping scattered shower activity mainly east of the Appalachians. We can expect increasing clouds throughout the day as we head north to Chattanooga then to Knoxville before continuing northward to Lexington, where we finish up the day.

DAY TWO

High pressure loses its’ grip a bit on the region, leading to mostly cloudy to overcast skies throughout the day. While we should see dry conditions on our route through southern Ohio, there’s still a chance a couple stray afternoon showers could dot our windshields. It really shouldn’t be an issue though, so an easy jaunt into Weirton is expected.

Weirton, West Virginia

Today we visit Weirton, WV, way up in the stovepipe of the state. While much of the Eastern US is looking ahead to what impacts Hurricane Florence will have in the region towards the weekend, let’s take a look at what the weather will be like in the lead-up to this powerful cyclone.

At 1153pm EDT, the temperature at nearby Wheeling, WV was 62 degrees under overcast skies. An area of low pressure is quickly exiting the Northeast, which trails a boundary down to the Virginias. Some isolated shower activity is found to the south, but the Weirton area stays dry tonight. High pressure builds in behind it and while Tuesday should remain dry, clouds will continue to persist over the region. The system backs up a smidge on Wednesday, so the clouds will continue to cover the region and while some scattered shower activity should remain off to the south, one cannot completely rule out that a couple stray showers could find their way northward into the city. Overall, not a bad couple of days! Now… about that hurricane…

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. High 73, Low 58.
Wednesday: Cloudy, a few isolated evening showers. High 78, Low 59.

TWC: Tuesday: Cloudy. High 72, Low 56.
Wednesday: Cloudy. High 79, Low 59.

AW: Tuesday: Times of clouds and sun. High 73, Low 57.
Wednesday: A passing shower or two. High 78, Low 61.

NWS: Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. High 71, Low 57.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. High 76, Low 57.

WB: Tuesday: Partly sunny. High 70, Low 58.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. High 76, Low 60.

WN: Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. High 71, Low 57.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. High 76, Low 64.

FIO: Tuesday: Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High 71, Low 57.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High 78, Low 60.

We have some high clouds streaming over the region right now, but nothing in the way of precip is expected tonight. Meanwhile, Florence looks menacing as it continues to intensify and take aim on the Mid-Atlantic.